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Abby Messner makes a business out of balloon decorations

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Plain TWP. – A teacher at Avondale Elementary School wanted to experiment with making balloons to cheer up her students. Now she has her own business.

Abby Messner of Plain Township is the owner of Inspired Balloon Designs, a custom balloon decorating company in Canton. She balances her passion for balloon design with a full-time job teaching her juniors and her seniors at Plain, her local school district.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic forced classrooms to move online in the spring of 2020 and people stayed indoors for most of the year, Messner said she wanted to keep her students engaged when they returned to in-person learning. I started thinking of ways to make him smile. Her search turned to YouTube.

As she explained, after falling down the balloon’s “rabbit hole,” she ran to a local store to purchase supplies. I realized that I am accustomed to nature.